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Old 11-08-2011, 06:23 AM
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Tire advice

It is time for me to buy some new tires. I am currently running Pro Comp Extreme MTs 315-70x17 on stock wheels. I want something a little less aggressive that won't be so noisy on the highway and get better fuel economy. I occasionally go through mud so I want something that has off road ability.

I am considering the Falken Rocky Mountains but am open to other suggestions. I like the Nittos but they are way too expensive. It seems as though almost all of the all-terrain tires have solid outer ribs so they won't clear mud at all.

Truck is a 2006 F250 CCSB 4x4.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:21 PM
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Bfg a/t or goodyear duratrac. The duratrac is pretty much a new and improved bfg. Both have good street manners and can get the job done offroad when required.

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Old 11-08-2011, 06:35 PM
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+1 for duratracs. i had bfg's on my truck before and they were alright but sucked in deep snow. then my next set was dunlop radial rover's. dont even bother. i was literally getting stuck on the farm in grass the duratracs have been great so far. quiet,handle great, and so far wearing good. also cheaper then bfg's. oh and they look bad a$$

joke rovers on the right and duratracs on the left

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Old 11-08-2011, 06:40 PM
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I am a fan of Nitto Terra Grapplers. I have seen good prices on them if you shop around. Friends have also had good experiences with these tires.
Nitto Part 200-900 - LT305/70R-17, Terra Grappler Tire by Nitto
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I am a fan of Nitto Terra Grapplers. I have seen good prices on them if you shop around. Friends have also had good experiences with these tires.
Nitto Part 200-900 - LT305/70R-17, Terra Grappler Tire by Nitto
I have those exact tires on the wife's excursion. 2nd set. If you rotate religiously you will get great wear out of them. Load range E to boot. Love them.
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I'm running the Falken Rocky Mountains. I've had them for about 1500 miles and so far I love them. They were great in the snow, good road manners, good in sand and gravel. Plus, you can't beat the 50,000 mile warranty!
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:23 PM
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I have Duratracs, and they are great!! I plow snow with them, and they get awesome traction. And, I agree with 2003 kingranch, they do look BADASS!! I get alot of comments about them.

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Old 11-09-2011, 09:37 PM
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i have an 03' f350(7.3) and it has 265-75r16 on it. it shouldnt matter to go to 305-70r16 as long as my load rating is the same right? because im looking at getting a set of nitto terra grapplers for it and just wanted an opinion about it. i just dont want to encounter any extreme amount of tire rub if i can help it.
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Old 11-11-2011, 11:42 AM
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They shouldn't rub... Shouldn't. I've seen guys run 315-75-16 bone stock. The only issue you may have with the 305-70 is that they are wide. My opinion, go 285-75-16. Same height basically, but narrower, and they come in a ten ply. Most tire shops around here won't mount 8 plys on 350's anymore, say it's too much liability because the load rating doesn't match the door.
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Old 11-12-2011, 11:39 AM
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Thanks I went with the 285-75r16 terra grapplers in E load range. I got them through discount tire cuz they beat the price of everyone when I showed them the price online and that price included install with a lifetime road hazard.
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